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Congratulations to Cummins Indianapolis Distribution Headquarters! 

Indy Chamber Announces 40th Annual Monumental Award Winners

(INDIANAPOLIS) - (October 19, 2017) Cummins’ Indianapolis Distribution Headquarters submitted by Fink, Roberts, & Petrie, Inc. received the highest honor of the Monumental Award tonight at the Indy Chamber's annual Monumental Awards gala. The premier awards ceremony, organized with assistance from the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS), honored the most significant achievements by individuals and businesses that contribute to excellence in architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, construction, real estate development, neighborhood revitalization, engineering, innovative reuse and public art throughout the Indianapolis region.   

"We were pleased that Cummins decided on Indianapolis as their distribution headquarters. The location made sense for the expansion," Mario Rodriguez, Executive Director of the Indianapolis Airport Authority and Chairman of the Monumental Awards Committee, explained. "The Monumental Awards are intended to showcase the vision and talents of Indy's design, engineering, and construction industries as the cornerstone of our region's built environment. Cummins’ addition to the Indy skyline is the perfect representation of that vision and design." 

The winner of the Monumental Award was selected by an impartial jury of community and professional leaders from the Indianapolis region. All awards were deliberated by sanctioning organizations selected from the specific area of discipline for each category. 

Other top award winners included: 

Architecture: Julia M. Carson Transit Center submitted by AECOM, Cummins Indianapolis Distribution Headquarters submitted by Ratio Architects and Inc. Irsay Family YMCA at CityWay submitted by Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf;

Construction: Community Cancer Center North submitted by Meyer Najem, Cummins Indianapolis Distribution Headquarters submitted by F.A. Wilhelm Construction Company and Indianapolis Zoo Bicentennial Pavilion & Promenade submitted by Turner Construction Company; 

Engineering: Cummins Indianapolis Distribution Headquarters submitted by Fink, Roberts & Petrie, Inc., Liberty Fund Headquarters submitted by CE Solutions, Liberty Fund Headquarters submitted by R.E. Dimond and Associates, Inc. and Julie M. Carson Transit Center submitted by Loftus Engineering Guidon Design;

Innovative Reuse: Tinker House submitted by Third Street Ventures, LLC, Eagledale Senior Apartments submitted by American Structurepoint and Center Grove Innovation Center submitted by CSO Architects, Inc.

Interior Design: Indiana Spine Hospital submitted by BSA Lifestructures, United Way of Central Indiana Headquarters submitted by Rowland Design and Liberty Fund Headquarters submitted by Darwin Branded Environments;

Landscape Architecture: Julia M. Carson Transit Center submitted by Rundell Ernstberger Associates, Indianapolis Zoo Bicentennial Pavilion submitted by Ratio Architects, Inc. and Fisher Municipal Complex Redevelopment submitted by Context Design;

Neighborhood Revitalization: Flanner House Flower Garden submitted by Cripe, Outreach, Inc. submitted by Outreach, Inc. and  Transformation of Avondale Meadows Neighborhood and Community submitted by Strategic Capital Partners;

Public Art: Seeds of Light submitted by the Arts Council of Indianapolis, Millersville Marker submitted by the Arts Council of Indianapolis and Duty—Honor—Sacrifice submitted by F.A. Wilhelm Construction Company;

Real Estate Development: Fishers Municipal Complex Redevelopment submitted by City of Fishers, Tinker House submitted by Third Street Venture LLC and The Coil submitted by Browning

For more information on the Monumental Awards and project submission, visit IndyChamber.com/MonumentalAwards.

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CELEBRATING EXCELLENCE IN THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT

A vibrant built environment not only improves overall quality of life, but attracts talented individuals to call the Indianapolis region home. With the help of the individuals and businesses who bestow excellence in the built environment, we can, together, build an ideal community.

The Indy Chamber has also put forth efforts to make the metropolitan area as attractive and supportive as possible for small business growth, existing business expansions, and new business relocations, a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) process was initiated in partnership with the City of Indianapolis, the Central Indiana Council of Elected Officials (CICEO) and other regional partners, including financial sponsor JP Morgan Chase. 

With the help of the individuals and businesses who bestow excellence in the built environment, we can, together, build a ideal Indianapolis.

PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS

Let your voice be heard and vote for your favorite Monumental Awards project. Voting will take place on our Facebook page and open on August 1 and close on August 4The winner will be announced at the Monumental Awards Dinner on October 19. Register today by using the button to the right!

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SUBMITTING A PROJECT

Project submissions are now closed. Thanks to all the submitting organizations!

2017 ENTRY GUIDELINES
2017 CATEGORY REQUIREMENTS & JUDGING CRITERIA

Organizational Assistance

Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS)

Contact: Karen Courtney

Architecture

Sanctioning Organization

American Institute of Architects (AIA)

Category Requirements

Architectural submissions must include:

  • A project narrative and site plan
  • Floor plan (for addition entries, please designate new and existing on the plans)
  • Significant interior and exterior elevations (as required)
  • A photo showing the contextual environment of the project is preferred
  • For renovation entries, please include before and after photos
  • All other requirements as noted in the Entry Guidelines

Note: All designs must be prepared by a licensed architect in the State of Indiana

Judging Criteria

The AIA recognizes professional achievement in one or more of the following aspects of design:

  • Responsiveness to owner’s requirements
  • Relationship to surrounding community
  • Functional layout
  • Aesthetics (form, style, color, etc.)
  • Problem solving
  • Creative use of materials
  • Integration of building systems
  • Response to project cost issues
  • Incorporation of sustainable design techniques, material selection or conservation methods and treatment of environmental issues (i.e. brownfield redevelopment project, green building, LEED certification, etc.) 
  • Performance Data

 

Interior Design

Sanctioning Organizations

American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)
International Interior Design Association - Indiana Chapter (IIDA)

Category Requirements

 Interior design submissions must include:

  • A project narrative and floor plan
  • Floor plan (for addition entries, please designate new and existing on the plans)
  • Significant interior elevations (as required)
  • A photo showing the contextual environment of the project is preferred
  • For renovation entries, please include before and after photos
  • Renderings or photography that depict project attributes
  • All other requirements as noted in the Entry Guidelines

Note: All designs must be prepared by a Registered Interior Designer in the State of Indiana or NCIDQ Certified Interior Designer. Please include RID# or NCIDQ # for verification.


Judging Criteria

The ASID and IIDA recognize professional achievement in one or more of the following aspects of design:

  • Responsiveness to owner’s requirements
  • Functional layout
  • Aesthetics (form, style, color, etc.)
  • Problem solving
  • Creative use of materials and/or furnishing
  • Integration of building systems
  • Response to project cost issues
  • Incorporation of sustainable design techniques, material selection or conservation methods and treatment of environmental issues (i.e. brownfield redevelopment project, green building, LEED certification, etc.) 
  • Executing the design concept
  • Supports health, safety, and welfare
  • Performance Data

Landscape Architecture

Sanctioning Organization

American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)

Category Requirements

Architectural submissions must include:

  • A project narrative and site plan which also describes the overarching landscape scope of the project
  • Planting plan and plant legend
  • Sections or sketches in 11" x 17" format
  • All other requirements as noted in the Entry Guidelines

Note: A registered landscape architect must prepare all landscape architecture designs.


Judging Criteria

The ASLA recognizes professional achievement in one or more of the following aspects of design:

  • Responsiveness to owner’s requirements
  • Relationship to surrounding community
  • Functional success
  • Aesthetics (form, style, color, etc.)
  • Problem solving
  • Creative use of materials
  • Integration of building systems
  • Quality of design
  • Overall significance to the profession and environment
  • Incorporation of sustainable design techniques, material selection or conservation methods and treatment of environmental issues (i.e. brownfield redevelopment project, green building, LEED certification, etc.) 
  • Performance Data

Construction

Sanctioning Organization

Indiana Construction Roundtable (ICR)

Category Requirements

Submissions must illustrate the unique challenges of the project specific to the construction delivery process. Submissions should include:

  • Challenges as to the project location and logistical challenges
  • Complexities introduced by the owner (aggressive timing, diversity requirements, phasing relative to occupancy, unique budget constraints, etc.) and the team’s resolution of these categories
  • Project start and end date (include schedule challenges)
  • Innovation in construction techniques
  • Safety record (include supportive statistics)
  • Additional consideration to achieving sustainability and the project’s contribution to the surrounding community
  • The only measure of success not noted related to financial measurements
  • How the final cost of the project compared to budget
  • What was the aggregate percentage of change orders
  • All other requirements as noted in the Entry Guidelines


Judging Criteria

ICR recognizes excellence in construction. Projects are judged on merit regardless of size. Projects will be graded heavily for the following attributes in the Construction Category:

  • Unique construction complexity and scope of work
  • Application of unique construction techniques and technology
  • Schedule achievements by the construction delivery team
  • Safety
  • Inclusion of green and sustainability; during construction and complexities of integration (i.e. brownfield redevelopment project, green building, LEED certification, etc.) 
  • Project’s significance to the community
  • Please address quality assurance and diversity in the 500-word narrative
  • Performance Data

Real Estate Development

Sanctioning Organization

Urban Land Institute (ULI)

Introduction

The Urban Land Institute recognizes projects that demonstrate exceptional achievement of best practices in real estate development.  Entries should be consistent with the ULI mission, which includes the responsible use of land and creating and/or sustaining thriving communities.  Nominations are invited from private, public and non-profit sectors.

Category Requirements:

  • Submissions must include a narrative outlining the scope of the project and how the project characteristics meet the judging criteria.
  • All other requirements are as noted in the Entry Guidelines.

Judging Criteria

Awards may be presented to projects that are exceptional in one or more of the following areas, with preference given to projects that meet multiple criteria:

  • Resourceful and responsible use of land
  • Preservation or enhancement of environmental or cultural resources
  • Entrepreneurship or creativity in team organization and management
  • Demonstrated economic/financial success.  Nonprofit and public projects are exempt from the financial viability requirement; however community reaction is also taken into consideration
  • Innovative design and planning features
  • Filling of a special societal or market need
  • Creative solutions to unusual or difficult obstacles to development, including financial
  • Contribution to the quality of the community’s built environment
  • Performance Data

Neighborhood Revitalization

Sanctioning Organization:

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)

Entry Requirements

The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) recognizes projects in central Indiana that enrich the community and set a good example for subsequent development.

Submissions must include a narrative outlining the scope of the project and how it impacts community development and how the project characteristics meet the judging criteria. Please include project cost, information around the financing structure, and project timeline.

All other requirements are as noted in the entry instructions.

Judging Criteria

The Neighborhood Revitalization Award honors the following revitalization contributions to neighborhoods in central Indiana:

  • Investment in the community
  • Innovation, design and site planning
  • Overall development including architectural, landscape architectural, construction and interior design
  • Significance and impact to surrounding community.
  • Participation of the Community in the project
  • Incorporation of sustainable design techniques, material selection or conservation methods (i.e. brownfield redevelopment project, green building, LEED certification, etc.) 
  • Performance Data

Engineering

Sanctioning Organization

American Council of Engineering Companies of Indiana (ACEC Indiana)

Category Requirements

  • Engineering submissions must include a narrative outlining the scope of the project and shall include project location, design challenges, unique and special features, complex characteristics, creative use of materials, innovative solutions, and project’s contribution to the surrounding community.
  • All other requirements are as noted in the Entry Guidelines.

Note: All engineering designs must be prepared by a registered professional engineer.

Judging Criteria

ACEC Indiana recognizes professional achievement in one or more of the following aspects of design:

  • Responsiveness to Owner’s requirements
  • Relationship to surrounding community (social considerations)
  • Technical value/Complexity
  • Innovation (creative use of materials, originality, etc.)
  • Integration of engineering systems
  • Response to project cost issues (economic considerations)
  • Performance Data

Innovative Reuse

Sanctioning Organization

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)

Category Requirements

Submissions should include:

  • Project location and development team (please clarify team roles)
  • Narrative stating how project characteristics meet the judging criteria
  • Exterior photos of building before and after project
  • The following are optional:
    • Project development budget (essential to demonstrate innovative financing – must include budget to be receive credit for this optional criteria)
    • Simple floor plans before and after project
  • All other requirements as noted in the Entry Guidelines

Judging Criteria

LISC recognizes projects in the region that have creatively transformed a vacant or underutilized building(s) into a community asset that models:

  • Bold Design
  • Historic Sensitivity
  • Environmental Responsibility
  • Innovative Financing
  • Significant Neighborhood Impact
  • Performance Data

Public Art

Sanctioning Organization:

Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites (ISMHS)

Category Requirements

According to Monumental Award’s eligibility section, projects may include both public and private sector facilities. However, for a project to be eligible in this category it must be accessible to the general public. Please review the following definitions to ensure that your project qualifies:

  • A public art project is defined as a project created by or with an artist in a public space. This includes creative placemaking, defined as the reimagining or reinvention of public spaces to better serve and inspire the communities that surround them, with the arts playing a vital role in such efforts. 
  • A public space is defined as a site that experiences a high level of pedestrian and/or vehicular traffic and is easily visible and/or accessible. A project may be created for an interior site but should be accessible to the public during normal building operating hours without the need to obtain a special permit, pass, or ticket (with or without a corresponding fee). Exterior projects should be in spaces that are publicly accessible 24 hours a day or, if in a park setting, should be accessible during the normal hours of that park’s operation.

Additional Eligibility Requirements

  • Projects completed between June 2014 and June 2017 are eligible for submission.
  • Temporary and permanent public art projects, installations, or place-based creative interventions are eligible for submission. 
  • The public must have been able to experience temporary installations or place-based creative interventions for a minimum of 8 hours if in one location, or for a minimum total of 12 hours in any 24-hour period if the project was intended to move from place to place. 

Category Submission Requirements

  • In order to address the judging criteria, your 500-word narrative should include the following:
    • An overview of the process used to select the artist (or relevant creative professional)
    • A brief outline of the key challenge of the space and/or the place-based community (be sure to define the intended community) and how the artist(s) you selected chose to address the challenge
  • In your narrative heading, please provide the names of all the creative personnel, partner organizations and firms, and individual participants in the project with their roles
  • In your narrative heading, please provide the overall budget for the project and the amount paid as fee(s) to the participating artist(s)
  • All other requirements as noted in the Entry Guidelines

Judging Criteria

The Public Art Award recognizes notable public art projects that demonstrate the outstanding professional achievement of artists and other creative professionals. Our goal is to highlight how the quality of life in our region has benefited from the increased involvement of arts professionals in the planning and utilization of our region’s public spaces. 

The selection criteria in this category are (in order of importance):

  • Aesthetic and conceptual rigor
  • Site-specific and/or community-specific approach
  • Positive impact on the site and/or community
  • Appropriate and respectful employment of fine artists and other creative professionals
  • Success in addressing applicable issues of accessibility, public safety, and long-term maintenance

THANKS TO OUR SANCTIONING ORGANIZATIONS

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